Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. An ice shelf is a thick, floating platform of ice emerging from broken glaciers and ice sheets. The ice shelves are mainly found on the coast of Antarctica, Greenland and northern coast of Canada. Although the formation of ice shelves is characterized as a natural process, taking some months to several years, scientists have noticed in the last decades a range of alarming ice shelf collapses on the Antarctic Peninsula, caused by global climate change and global warming. Learn more about ice shelves and the environmental impact of the melting process in this book.